It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Envy is blind, and she has no other quality than that of detracting from virtue.
Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
Superstition brings the gods into even the smallest matters.
The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself - something that's in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.
No law is quite appropriate for all.
In difficult and hopeless situations the boldest plans are the safest.
No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.
Men are least safe from what success induces them not to fear.
Men are seldom blessed with good fortune and good sense at the same time.
Adversity reminds men of religion.
Rashness is not fortunate.
When a woman once begins to be ashamed of what she ought not to be ashamed of, she will not be ashamed of what she ought.
Truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.
Adversity makes men remember God.
Men's minds are too ready to excuse guilt in themselves.